Opportunity: Creative change maker – climate action

Aberdeen Performing Arts is seeking a Creative Change Maker.

We are seeking a creative individual, a natural influencer, possibly a grass roots activist or artist, someone who is a champion for enabling the positive change needed to address the critical situation we find ourselves in as a result of the climate emergency. The Creative Change Maker – Climate Action is a new freelance role based within our Creative Engagement Team, and will work with us to identify areas we can improve and develop our commitment to climate action through:

  • working with artists, arts and cultural organisations, local communities and regional and national partners to support sustainability and build resilience
  • exploring how we can use the arts to continue to be a more environmentally conscious organisation
  • minimising our impact on the environment from our buildings to our productions and operations
About you

You’ll be a creative, confident individual, with experience of creating, developing and delivering climate challenge initiatives that support communities to take ownership of issues around the climate emergency. You’ll have experience of working in an organisation, reviewing and implementing climate policies and strategies. You’ll be comfortable communicating with and influencing people from all walks of lives, happy working in settings from board room to youth group and everything in between. You’ll be emotionally intelligent, bringing people on board in a positive way.

About us

Aberdeen Performing Arts is a focal point for the performing arts, community engagement and talent development in the Northeast of Scotland. Our three iconic city centre venues are all on a national and international touring circuit for the performing arts and a vital part of Aberdeen and Scotland’s cultural ecology. We present, produce and commission diverse and distinctive arts and cultural programmes of regional and national reach and impact.

How to apply

​For more information about Aberdeen Performing Arts, download the scope of work and apply online, visit https://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/work-with-us/.

Alternatively send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@aberdeenperformingarts.com. Please also complete our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.

You may wish to send us your cover letter in video or audio format. If you do, please ensure it is saved in an easily accessible format and ‘we transfer’ this to us at recruitment@aberdeenperformingarts.com. Video or audio applications should be no longer than five minutes.

Closing date for applications is Sunday, 23 January.

Whilst some of this work can be achieved remotely, it is a requirement that the successful candidate is able to spend the majority of the delivery time in Aberdeen in order to engage and work with our venues and our local communities.

We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity in all our work. In that spirit, applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives, and those from backgrounds under-represented in the arts, are encouraged to apply.

This post does not meet the minimum requirements for visa sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route. We are therefore unable to consider applicants for this post that require sponsorship to work in the UK.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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